A seasoned traveler across Alberta's library landscape. Having worked in post-secondary, regional, and public library sectors, he is well versed in the concerns of all members within TAL. Tim has served TAL in several capacities over the years, including as a Director, as a Finance Committee member, and as Treasurer. He is committed to TAL's mission and to the service of its members.
Contact Tim for information regarding and assistance with:
Bethany brings Learn Alberta’s Online Resource Centre to life with her expert evaluation and selection of databases and resources that support the Alberta curriculum. Her training and support services help school and public librarians make the most of the ORC. Bethany recently completed her MLIS degree at the University of Alberta, where she successfully defended her thesis on Young Adult literature and social media use.
Contact Bethany regarding:
Online Reference Centre access (District username/passwords, user groups included in contracts)
ORC access and/or technical issues
Curriculum Mapping documents for ORC resources
Content questions specific to Alberta K-12 curriculum
Tina has been diligently tending TAL's administrative business since 2006, and is our combined archive and oracle. Tina has a Certificate in Management Development from the University of Alberta. She enjoys traveling (especially to visit her baby granddaughter in England) and handcrafting amazing greeting cards.
Contact Tina for assistance with:
Board and Member relations
TAL meeting administration
TAL Card supplies
Governance related issues
TAL website support for Board and Member information
Christa has been TAL’s licensing guru since 2006, teleporting in from her home base in northern Ontario via the magic of the Internet. She enjoys negotiating excellent discounts for TAL members, participating in Consortia Canada, and hiking and discovering hidden beaches along Lake Superior.
Contact Christa with all matters related to Licensing, including:
Suggestions for new licensed products for TAL to investigate
Renée has been with TAL since 2011. Renée helms TAL's financial ship with her accountant's eye for detail and deep knowledge of TAL's vision, mission, and values. She is a CPA, CMA, enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and exercises more than the rest of the team combined.
Brian works with TAL's membership to share resources through the province wide discovery system TAL Online, offsite authentication and other projects. He loves working with the amazing library staff across Alberta and Canada to come up with creative solutions to further enhance library service throughout the province.
Contact Brian regarding:
TAL’s IP authentication platform
TAL related technology programs, including EZproxy